Happy Father's Day
I am so happy to wish all of your families a very Happy Fathers Day. I hope it is a wonderful day for all of you.
I decided that I was going to put a gift basket together for my husband this year for Father's Day. It was a really fun project. I wanted to get some of his favorite things to put into this basket.
So Thursday morning I set out with a plan. I started at the the liquor store and got him some of his favorite beer, some little bottles of some of his favorites ( vodka, amaretto, Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, and a Cherry Brandy), I also added a really good Bloody Mary mix, and a muddler ( right now he is into making cucumber basil martini's). I am so excited for him to see all this stuff.
Then I went to World Market and got a basket and different kinds of snack stuff to go with his drinks. I put salami, crackers, pate, anchovy stuffed olives, a bottle of seasoning stuff to make Bloody Mary's, and a bacon salt for his rim of the glass with his Bloody Mary's, and cookies and chocolate. He is a chocoholic, so chocolate bars are a must.
My next stop was Michael's to get stuffing for in the basket, some styrofoam to anchor the little bottles of alcohol, and cellophane and ribbon for wrapping the basket. I taped the bottles to sucker sticks and stuck them in the styrofoam. This way I had things over the top of the basket, not sitting in the bottom of the basket.
I think it came out really cute, and I think he is going to love it. He will certainly be surprised. I am also giving him some framed family pictures. Also, by Monday our middle son, who was honorably discharged on Friday from the marines after 2 tours in Afghanistan, will be home. That will be his best Father's Day present. His son no longer in harms way, and to have all 3 kids in the same state for a while.
Tell me what creative ideas you have for the men in your life. I would love to hear from you.
P.S. UPDATE - Middle son Danny will be home by 10:00PM tonight. He just left St. Loius, so he is getting closer. Can't wait to see him. We haven't seen him since February.